AU: AMP among companies affected by data breach of 50,000 staff records

Namaan Zhou reports:

The personal details of more than 4,000 government employees have been exposed in a massive data breach of 50,000 staff records from various companies across Australia.

The leak, first reported by iTnews, is believed to be the second-largest data breach in Australian history, after the details of 550,000 blood donors were accidentally leaked by the Red Cross in 2016.

3,000 employees at the Department of Finance, 1,470 at the Australian Electoral Commission and 300 at the National Disability Insurance Agency had their personal records left openly accessible after a third-party contractor misconfigured an Amazon S3 bucket – a commonly used form of cloud storage.

Read more on The Guardian.

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